Beth Tzedec Leaders at Limmud Toronto 2019
Beth Tzedec
Nov 7th 2019

Catch three of our Spiritual Leaders and several Beth Tzedec members at Limmud Toronto 2019. Rabbi Steve Wernick, Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin and Yacov Fruchter will all be leading sessions this Sunday at this innovative, inclusive festival of Jewish Learning.

Here are a few of the thought-provoking topics they’ll be covering:

From Generation to Generation: The Changing Nature of Judaism from the 20th to the 21st Century

Join Rabbi Steve Wernick for a discussion on how Jewish identity and engagement has changed and is changing over time. He will look at data from communal studies and from his experience as a rabbi and examine Jewish texts to explore the nature of change and how Judaism has always adapted to its contemporary circumstances.

Comforting Mourners: Where Jewish Law and Common Sense Intersect

When we hear about a death in our family or community, too often we focus on the mourner's obligations according to Jewish law. In this session, Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin will examine communal obligations toward mourners.

Welcoming the Stranger: Jewish Responsibility in the Face of the World Refugee Crisis

Welcoming the stranger is one of Judaism’s most long-standing virtues. The commandment to be hospitable appears in the Torah no fewer than 36 times and in a multitude of ways: "do not wrong or oppress the stranger," "welcome the stranger," and even "love the stranger."

This session, led by Yacov Fruchter, will include a text study of some of these references, and explore their relevance to today's Jewish responses to the world refugee crisis, including the role of Jews in the Toronto community in sponsoring and resettling refugees in partnership with JIAS (Jewish Immigrant Aid Services) Toronto.

Spiritual Care? What Kind of Job is that for a Nice Jew?

Join Yacov Fruchter in conversation with Rabbi Dr. Rena Arshinoff as they explore the career of spiritual care and unique and diverse learning journeys, and meaningful working environments.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!